Tag: food safety

Amazing Custom Labels for Your Canning Projects

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on April 19, 2017 1 Comment
Amazing Custom Labels for Your Canning Projects

Today’s post is sponsored by the kind folks at StickerYou.com where if you dreamed it, you can get any kind of sticker. You may notice that I almost never label my canned goods with “stick-on” labels. Years ago, I used the sticker labels that come with canning jars. They worked great, if you never wanted […]

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Infinity Jars for Flavored Oils

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on February 13, 2017 0 Comments
Infinity Jars for Flavored Oils

Ultra-violet glass helps preserve high quality oils and vinegars. Recently the good folks over at Infinity Jars™ asked if I was interested in doing a product review. It was perfect timing as I was planning to make some flavored cooking oils, and needed an appropriate bottle for storage. They kindly shipped a couple of samples […]

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How to Label Your Home Canned Creations

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on October 5, 2016 0 Comments
How to Label Your Home Canned Creations

Don’t forget to label your homemade jams, jellies and other treats for safe gift-giving. A few years ago my mother-in-law bought us a jar of homemade onion relish at the local harvest fair. The relish certainly looked festive, but we didn’t dare eat it.  Why? Because we knew nothing about it except that it was […]

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Canning Your Homemade Salsa Recipe

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on September 9, 2015 0 Comments
Canning Your Homemade Salsa Recipe

Is it safe to can your homemade salsa? Under some circumstances, yes. Under other circumstances, no. “I have a great homemade salsa recipe. Everyone in the family loves it. Since I grow my own onions, tomatoes, and peppers I like to put up jars of salsa every year. Do I need to process the jars […]

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What Is Pickling Salt?

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on August 29, 2015 0 Comments
What Is Pickling Salt?

Do you have to use special salt when making pickles? Here’s a canning question I am often asked; “What is pickling salt?” Basically, pickling salt is regular, everyday salt with NO additives. Most regular table salt, iodized or not, contains additives that keep the salt flowing smoothly. I am guessing it hasn’t always been this […]

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Which Vinegar to Use When Pickling

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on August 15, 2015 7 Comments
Which Vinegar to Use When Pickling

What is the best kind of vinegar to use when making pickles? Here is a question I am often asked; “What vinegar should I use to make pickles?”   The answer? You can use any kind of vinegar, as long as it is at least 5% acid. Each vinegar adds it’s own personality to your […]

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How to Dry Fruit Tutorial

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on August 13, 2015 1 Comment
How to Dry Fruit Tutorial

Don’t lose your dried fruit to insects or mold. Make lasting dried fruit using these 5 easy steps. There’s a little more to drying fruit than simply drying it. But…. not a lot more! If you have ever had a batch of dried fruit mold or get infected by insects, you know how frustrating it […]

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How to Can Your Own Baby Food

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on August 6, 2015 0 Comments
How to Can Your Own Baby Food

It’s possible to can your own baby food, but just the fruit. Now that August is here, and we are smack dab in the middle of the busy canning season, you may be wondering, “can I can my own baby food?” The short answer is “yes” but there are caveats: The only SAFE home canned […]

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Have a Food Safe Memorial Day Picnic

Filed in Real Food by on May 14, 2015 0 Comments
Have a Food Safe Memorial Day Picnic

The unofficial start of summer will be here soon. Make sure your picnic is safe and enjoyable. Summer is a good time to refresh our memory about food safety. Follow these simple tips for an enjoyable season, free from food poisoning.   Keep cold food cold: Cold food should be kept below 40 degrees to […]

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Should You Fear Potato Salad?

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on May 5, 2015 0 Comments
Should You Fear Potato Salad?

14 Food Safety Tips Prevent Botulism in Home Canned Foods You may have heard about the recent botulism cases in Ohio. At this writing, 21 people have been infected with botulism resulting in one death. I don’t pretend to have any direct knowledge of this tragic event. Like you, I only know what I have […]

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